Thursday, 4 August 2011

How to lose weight.

1. Be confident.

Never doubt your ability to achieve anything, if you believe in your self, and you believe that you can lose weight, half of the challenge is already completed.

2. Set short term, achievable goals.

Saying that you will lose 10 lbs in a week will only make you depressed when you can't achieve it, but likewise 1 stone in a year makes it hard to keep track of you progress. Set short term, achievable goals and then you will feel a lot better.

3. Determine your calorie intake per day

If you monitor how many calories you take in per day then you know that you must burn off more with exercise than you took in, allowing you to control how much weight you will be losing per day. Many exercise machines show how many calories you have burned, so use this to your advantage.

4. Replace fatty habits with healthy alternatives

Think to yourself, I will replace every burger that I normally eat on a Tuesday afternoon with a salad instead, with various other fatty foods. This will help you to take in less calories,plus these alternatives have extra sparks to them as well.

5. Drink plenty of water

Water is great, and has a minuscule amount of sugar in it compared to most other drinks, so plenty of water keeps you hydrated as well as healthy in the food sense.

6. Exercise

Simple as, exercise burns calories, which will in turn burn off all that fat, giving you a much slimmer look.

7. Rest a lot

This means not only taking at least 24-48 hours between strength training the same muscles, and taking 1-2 days off from exercising each week; it also means knowing how much sleep you need, since sleep deficiency impairs your ability to lose fat.

33 comments:

  1. seems like good advice. will follow/comment for more bro, keep it up.

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  2. this is good info to know. Thanks for posting!

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  3. Its always easier on paper!

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  4. But if you're like me, how do you gain weight?

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  5. @DWei Maybe that is coming next ;D

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  6. Good guide, but I'm already crazy underweight as it is! Post a guide to gaining weight and I'll be all over it.

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  7. I've been doing it all wrong

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  8. I've been doing it all wrong

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  9. Thanks,the most important part is to stick to your program.

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  10. This has been really eye opening, thank you. Great blog +1 follower.

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  11. All so true. I love how to's. keep posting! you just gained a follower.

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  12. Am I allowed to make a request? You should make a How To GAIN weight ;)
    I'll be following for if you fulfill this request ;)

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  13. Pretty good steps to go by

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  14. This is really good advice but its sometimes easier said than done..

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  15. True tips, i should know :) + follow

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  16. i've been personally going the water route

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  17. Great tips! I always track my calories! thanks man.

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  18. One of the easiest things you can do to lose weight is, for some reason, a hard concept to swallow.

    Losing weight is as simple as putting in less than your body "needs" to sustain your current weight. You can get a rough estimate of how much you need here: http://www.cancer.org/healthy/toolsandcalculators/calculators/app/calorie-counter-calculator

    I honestly lost about 90lbs by choosing to eating more frequently, but less calorically each meal. Granted, I do exercise, though not frequently. Keep up the good posts.

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  19. Good tips, but I don't need to lose weight! Haha, followed :D

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  20. Great tips cause I just gained 20 pounds
    +followed by starcraftdinner.blogspot.com

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  21. Ha I vowed to lose weight this month and I run into this blog post. I think it is a sign. haha. I am looking forward to your blog. +following.

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  22. Now if I can only start mentioning these tips to my friends without them noticing... haha.

    +followed by http://avidpathfinder.blogspot.com/

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  23. couldnt agree more!
    @lastdays... less starcraft more wreslting matches

    computerfixins.blogspot.com

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  24. Basic advice. Very true. Thanks.

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  25. Sounds good, lets see if I can implement. . .

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  26. Great advice, back to basics like someone else stated, can't go wrong with old school and facts.

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  27. very informative but this guide is not for me loseing weight is my challenge :)

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  28. nice post, very informational.
    +follow

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  29. This has been a real eye opener! Fantastic post!

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